Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag — Test & Review

Joseph Mohrmann
by Joseph MohrmannUpdated:
4.9/5

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Overall Rating

4.9/5

Bedbible Rating:

5/5

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Joseph Mohrmann

User Ratings:

4.8/5

Based on 13 user reviews

95/100
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Rating: Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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Rating: Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

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Rating: Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

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Rating: Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is affordable compared to other undefined.

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My Verdict

The Saffron Silicone Ball Gag is a fun accessory to add to your collection! It’s a fantastic addition to power play dynamics, and it was fun to use solo as well as with my partner. I was surprised at how much it added to my own experience and how sexy I felt wearing it, and I fully encourage you if you’re on the fence to bite the bullet (or gag) and try it out for yourself.

Buy, if you...

  1. Are a beginner to BDSM
  2. Like easy to clean toys and accessories
  3. Like lockable toys and accessories
  4. Want a biteable silicone gag

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Dislike PU/vegan leather
  2. Have a small mouth or jaw
  3. Have difficulty breathing, especially through the nose

About The Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

The Saffron Silicone Ball Gag, from Sportsheets' Saffron collection, is a simple and sleek silicone and polyurethane (PU) ball gag that is a great introduction into adding a gag to your playtime. The strap is high quality and surprisingly long, so it's very adjustable, and the buckle has a notch for a lock to easily slide in and lock it into place. Since the ball is made of silicone, it doesn't have any taste or smell, and it has a delightful squish when you bite into it. All the materials are waterproof and skin-safe.

Pros

  • Great starter gag
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to clean
  • Size inclusive

Cons

  • Not for long-time use
  • Ball is a little big
  • Brand tag on inside is itchy

Using the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

My Personal Experiences with Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

Personal Experience

The Saffron ball gag was my introduction into gags, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I first put it on I was a little bit worried about how well I could breathe with it, but even though the ball totally filled my mouth there wasn’t any issues. I immediately loved how soft the inside of the straps were, and how nicely it was all sewn together. I love and generally prefer genuine leather, but I have zero complaints about the quality of the straps on this. My jaw doesn’t have much trouble being stretched wide, but even so, wearing this for an hour+ did make me sore. Part of it I’m sure is my uncontrollable urge to chew on it (it’s seriously so satisfying!), but for future long sessions I might find something a little smaller in circumference.

Power Play

My dominant and I really enjoyed how this added to our dynamic. The act of them putting it on me and buckling it into place, giving up my ability to speak and making me lean even further into conveying my needs through body language alone. Similarly to being collared, it helped me sink into my submission and enhanced everything I was feeling during our play. And while it didn’t totally quiet the noises I was making unless I was actively closing my lips around it, the sound of every noise I was making being muffled sent a thrill up my spine.

The Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag: Behind the Design

Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag The Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag: Behind the Design

The Saffron ball gag has a sleek design and I love that the buckle is black and perfectly blends in with the strap. I also love that the buckle has a little loop in it to put a lock in it, though I haven't used that feature yet so I don't know how comfortable it is with the lock against the back of your neck. I'm deducting five points from the rating purely because the excess strap kept falling out of its loop and it looked kind of awkward. It also has a tag on the inside that I ended up cutting out due to discomfort.

The Usability of the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag The Usability of the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

The Saffron ball gag is very easy to use! I had to adjust it a few times during my first use because I didn't realize how tight it could fit while still being comfortable and safe to use. The buckle isn't super small, but if you struggle with fine motor skills it may give you some issues.

The Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag: A Test of Quality

Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag The Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag: A Test of Quality

With the Saffron ball gag straps being PU/vegan leather and with the price point being on the lower side, I didn't have the highest expectations, but this is honestly very well-made. The stitching is sturdy and the material is thick enough that it not only looks like real leather but it holds up to some rough play. The silicone feels soft and has a nice weight to it, and so far doesn't have any lasting marks from me teething it. The buckle is also nickel-free, which I appreciate as someone who has a nickel sensitivity.

Is the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag Worth the price?

Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag Is the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag Worth the price?

For the price point, the Saffron silicone ball gag is a great introduction to this kind of play. It even comes with a very nice drawstring pouch to store it in, which in addition to helping it be discreet is also very effectively keeping dust from clinging to it.

Performance Analysis of the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag Performance Analysis of the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

I think this ball gag does exactly what a ball gag should do, and nothing more: Holding a gag in place in your mouth and being comfortable to wear. My only concern with it is that since it is fake leather, that the place where it's buckled may eventually start to crack and wear, and since it's not real leather there's no kind of conditioning you could use on it that would prevent that from happening.

Assessing the Packaging of the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag Assessing the Packaging of the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

The box that the Saffron ball gag comes in is surprisingly high quality. Though the box itself is farm from discreet and shows a woman in lingerie displaying the ball gag on all sides, including on the inside of the informational panel on the front, my only concern with that is potentially nosy neighbors seeing it in my recycling. The toy itself is inside of a pull-out box, and comes in a plastic bag next to it's storage pouch. I unfortunately forgot to take a picture of it before recycling the box, so I can't include that in my review.

Understanding the Materials and Care for the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag Understanding the Materials and Care for the Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag

My favorite part of the Saffron gag is how easy it is to clean. I personally use an unscented castile soap and warm water, and just use my hands to scrub it. Since the gag doesn’t come apart from the strap, it can be tricky to clean the place where they’re connected. Once I give it a good rinse I towel it off and hang it from the buckle so that it can fully dry before putting it back into storage.

Specifications and features

LengthTotal: 24 inches
Diameter1.8 inches
MaterialsSilicone, PU, Nickel-free metal 
WaterproofYes 
FasteningBuckle 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 
Colors AvailableBlack/Red 

Comparing Sportsheets Saffron Ball Gag with alternatives

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Overall score4.9 / 5.0 NaN / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 NaN / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0
Bedbible rating5.0 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0
User rating4.8 / 5.0
from 13 users
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4.6 / 5.0
from 21 users
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from 0 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 33 users
3.7 / 5.0
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PriceCheap Cheap Premium Moderate Moderate Cheap
Design95 / 100 100 / 100 94 / 100 100 / 100 70 / 100 72 / 100
Ease of use100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 97 / 100 100 / 100 32 / 100
Quality100 / 100 80 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 50 / 100
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LengthTotal: 24 inchesTotal: 25.5 inchesStrap: 24.5 inches; Chains: 13.4 inches22.5 inches18.7 inchesStrap: 25 inches
Diameter1.8 inches-Gag: 1.4 inches1.5 inchesBall: 1.57 inches, Hole: 0.87 inches, Rose: 2.67 inchesHole: 1.37 inches
MaterialsSilicone, PU, Nickel-free metal PU leather, silicone, iron Gag & Straps: Silicone, Chains & O-Rings: Metal Medical grade silicone and metal -Silicone, Vegan Leather, Nickel-Free Metal
WaterproofYes -Yes Yes Yes Yes
FasteningBuckle Buckle Buckle Lockable buckle Buckle -
Storage Bag IncludedYes No No No Yes No
Colors AvailableBlack/Red -Black -Black/Red Black, Pink, Red
Width-1.8 inches---Lips: 2.75 inches
Height-1.5 inches----
Adjustable--Yes Adjustable between 14" and 20.5" in circumference Yes Yes
Flexibility---Strap are flexible, o-ring is rigid --
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